12-year-old girl finds ancient Egyptian amulet This image released by the Ir David Foundation - City of David on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 shows Neshama Spielman with an ancient Egyptian amulet dating back more than 3,200 years to the days of the Pharaohs discovered by the 12-year-old Israeli girl. (Adina Graham, Ir David Foundation - City of David via AP/Zavi Dvira)
12-year-old girl finds ancient Egyptian amulet
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A 12-year-old Israeli girl has discovered an ancient Egyptian amulet. It dates back more than 3,200 years to the days of the Pharaohs. An official announced the find April 26.
 
Neshama Spielman and her family took part in the Temple Mount Sifting Project. It is an initiative to sort through earth discarded from the area of the biblical temples in Jerusalem.
 
There she found a pendant-shaped amulet. It bore the name of the Egyptian ruler Thutmose III. The girl said she found the amulet four years ago. At the time, she was eight.
 
Zeev Orenstein is an official with City of David foundation. The foundation supports the sifting project. Orenstein explained that it can take years to determine the importance of such archaeological finds.
 
More than 170,000 volunteers have participated since the project began. It was started in 2004.
 
The discovery came days before Jews celebrated the holiday of Passover. It marks their freedom from bondage in Egypt. Spielman said she was excited to learn of the significance of the amulet she found. She said that celebrating Passover this year was extra meaningful.

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Why does it sometimes take years to learn the significance of found objects?
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  • cristiang-49900-san
    5/05/2016 - 11:56 a.m.

    I think it takes years to learn the signifance of found objects because you mite not get what the people are saying. Or there are more valuable lessen to learn when you are older about the amulet. Third I think it is hard to find the awnser because it can be a frustrating at first.

  • jairj-san
    5/05/2016 - 11:57 a.m.

    It sometimes takes years to significance found objects because they have to see where it is from and how long has it been here. It also takes a long time to discover where it was found like in Egypt. The person who finds the oldest Egyptian piece will be most likely famous.

  • cristianl-san
    5/05/2016 - 11:57 a.m.

    You don't no the Ming of en found object until you look at it carful and inspting it so than you need some one that knows all about it and study's about it and that nos what it is and what it means and also what it mean. And it takes years to study ancient things like if was found 10,0000 bc.


  • alexandrag-san
    5/05/2016 - 11:57 a.m.

    It sometimes takes years to learn the significance of found objects because the found object could be over a hundred years old and people that are learning about the found object might want to know how did it end up in the place they found it.Also some of the researchers might want to know what the found object has been through.Another reason is that maybe the researchers what to know who it belonged to. Maybe the researchers might want to know when it was made.

  • ariannai-san
    5/05/2016 - 11:57 a.m.

    Because you don't know what it is. How many years ago it was buried. That was it for in that time. And the resen it was buried. And the history of the thing.

  • litzym-san
    5/05/2016 - 11:58 a.m.

    It takes years because maybe they want to learn more about it. And she said that celebrating Passover this year was extra meaning of it. It also marks their freedom from bondagein Egypt. Or when she found that amulet she wanted to learn maybe learn how it belongs to.

  • antoniol-san
    5/05/2016 - 11:59 a.m.

    Because it is so old and it is so real rare because and there are people that know about this thing and they till people that if that they find this thing they can get rush so you mite not know what it is because you sold the object and you did not know what it was and what was the mine too this object you should not sill thing that you know is old and costs more money you should till some one who now that what it is so he or she can till you what it is

  • juanj-san
    5/05/2016 - 11:59 a.m.

    It takes years to learn the significance of found objects because 170,000 volunteers haved participation since that long project began.it was also started in 2004.The discovery came days before Jews celebrated the holiday of Passover,it also marks their freedom from bondage in Egypt.She also said she found the ancient Egyptian amulet for 4 years!!!at the time she was eight.

  • samanthas-98908-san
    5/05/2016 - 12:01 p.m.

    I think that it takes years to learn the significance of a found objects because they don't know at first.What I mean is that when you look at it,you don't know what it means or is.But then it takes time to learn the symbols.When you learn the symbols, it is easier to know where it was from, when, and who was the owner.That is what I think.

  • lizbethg-san
    5/05/2016 - 12:01 p.m.

    It sometimes takes years to learn the significance of the found objects because the discovery came days before Jews celebrated the holiday of Passover. And because Orenstein explained that it takes years to determine the importance of such archaeological finds. And because more than 170,000 volunteers helped. That is why sometimes it takes years to learn the significance of the found objects.

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